ESCAPE FROM TEHRAN: Argo Cast’s Press Conference @ Toronto Film Festival 2012

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ESCAPE FROM TEHRAN: Argo Cast’s Press Conference @ Toronto Film Festival 2012
by Darius Kadivar
09-Sep-2012
 

Ben Affleck and the cast of Argo were on the red carpet for the Toronto Film Festival 2012. The film premier’s as Canada severes ties with Iran (Source: persianrealm.com)

A based-on-fact thriller about a CIA "exfiltration" expert who concocts an outlandish plan to get six stranded Americans out of Tehran after the 1979 invasion of the American embassy — by having them masquerade as a Hollywood film crew. 


ARGO’s Cast and Crew At Toronto Film Festival Conference:

(Video courtesy Streamed live on Sep 8, 2012 by  : http://tiff.net/festival)


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ARGO CAST ARRIVE AT TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

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Argo Cast at the Toronto Film Festival 2012 :

Movie Review From the Toronto Film Festival:

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CANADA SEVERES TIES WITH IRAN

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Canada announces closing Iran embassy [RAW VIDEO]:

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012: Canada has shuttered its embassy in Iran and is expelling all remaining Iranian diplomats from Canada. When asked to explain why Canada was leaving Iran now, Foreign Affairs minister John Baird pointed to a long list of offences the Iranian regime has committed against the global community.

Canada Closes Iranian Embassy & Gives Diplomats 5 Days to Leave The Country :

TORONTO (AP) - Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday, severed diplomatic relations and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave, accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace.

The surprise action reinforces the Conservative government's close ties with Tehran's arch foe Israel but also removes some of Washington's eyes and ears inside the Iranian capital.



CBC NN talks to Lily Pourzand about the closure of the Canadian embassy in Tehran :

CBC's Reshmi Nair talks to Iranian-Canadian human rights activist Lily Pourzand about Ottawa's decision to close its embassy in Tehran

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Related blog:

ESCAPE FROM TEHRAN: Poster and Extended Trailer of Ben Afflecks 'Argo'

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in Hollywood By Parisa Defaie

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MON CINEMA:
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LIBERATION: New
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